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By "pop"ular demand, the last Monday of January is Bubble Wrap® Appreciation Day.
If you want to celebrate Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day but you don't have any handy, you can get a fix of bubble popping with this virtual bubble wrap popper. Click on the bubble wrap to get started
The fact is that Bubble Wrap®, a registered trademark of Sealed Air, is an actual brand name. Often though the term "bubble wrap" is used to describe all air cellular cushioning material. The company has created a web site devoted exclusively to the lighter side of Bubble Wrap® brand cushioning. You will find these diversions and more at www.BubbleWrapFun.com.
Where Did Bubble Wrap Come From?
Like a lot of great inventions, bubble wrap was born of a failed experiment.
The story goes that in 1957 in a garage in Hawthorne, NJ two engineers, Marc Chavannes and Al
Fielding. Marc and Al were trying to make a plastic wallpaper with a paper backing. Surprisingly, this product didn’t take off. They realized, however, that their invention could be used as a cushioning packaging material. At that time, only abrasive paper products were used for packaging, and they did not suffice for cushioning heavy or delicate items. Marc and Al raised $9,000 to fund a developmental production line. They incorporated Sealed Air Corporation in 1960, and today, Sealed Air is a leading worldwide manufacturer of numerous protective and specialty packaging materials with annual revenues exceeding 3 billion dollars.
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